Belize on Thursday began the phased reopening of the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (PGIA) by welcoming 82 arriving passengers. This successful opening was made possible by efforts across the public and private sector to prioritize the safety of those arriving and those on the ground welcoming passengers to Belize.
The Ministry of Health confirmed that there were no positive COVID-19 test results. Nonetheless, Belizeans, permanent residents and all others heading into the community are expected to self-quarantine at home for 10 days and are strongly encouraged to wear masks, maintain social distancing of six feet where possible, regularly wash hands, refrain from touching the eyes, nose or mouth, and carefully disinfect and regularly wipe down all shared surfaces for their safety and the safety of those around them.
Persons planning to enter Belize by air via the PGIA must register their intention to return to Belize, but certain categories of travellers will require clearance.
The government is encouraging persons to download and complete the Belize Travel Health App and save the QR Code and TRIP number issued to show your airline at check-in and upon entry to Belize.
Belize’s land and sea ports of entry remain closed to travellers, therefore, persons needing to enter or depart Belize via Benque Viejo del Carmen or Corozal must continue to obtain clearance to coordinate their safe transit.
This marks an important moment in Belize’s efforts to encourage economic re-growth while safeguarding the health of all Belizeans and visitors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.